Rumor of the Day: Namor may finally be joining the MCU

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Feb 17, 2017

Yesterday, a rumor started making the rounds that Marvel was planning to film a Namor/Sub-Mariner project in Hawaii. Today, more evidence has emerged, pointing a webbed finger to the fact that stuff could be about to get real.

Production Weekly (via the good folks at MCU Exchange) currently shows The Sub-Mariner as one of the many movie and TV projects going into production. Since Production Weekly also broke the news that Fox was working on X-Men: Supernova, methinks it's a darn good sign that Namor may finally be about to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

However, will Namor make waves on the big screen or in a TV series?

Well, remember that mysterious John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) Marvel project that's been in the works for a while? Despite rumors he was working on a Ms. Marvel TV series back in 2015, it now seems possible that Ridley is actually hammering away on The Sub-Mariner.

Created in early 1939 by writer-artist Bill Everett, the Sub-Mariner (aka Namor McKenzie) was one of Marvel's earliest heroes along with the original Human Torch, android Jim Hammond (Hammond made a cameo of sorts in Captain America: The First Avenger) and Cap himself.

Namor was the mutant son of a sea captain and a princess from Atlantis and among one of the most powerful Marvel characters. Namor was often seen as working either with or against other Marvel superheroes -- depending on what worked best for him and the Kingdom of Atlantis, even over the Greater Good. This and his arrogance made Namor into one of the first comic book antiheroes ... and the perfect character for a new series/movie!

Again, nothing's been confirmed, so take this with an appropriate dose of salt until we get an official confirmation from Marvel.

What do you think? Is it time for Namor to make his splashy entrance into the MCU? Would you rather see a movie or a TV series?

(via MCU Exchange)